Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy: Misdiagnosis and New Potential Treatments

Narcolepsy is a neurologic disorder that is most often characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy may have a sudden onset of sleepiness and may not be able to maintain wakefulness throughout the day. Often if the diagnosis is not made these people may be diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder or sometimes labeled lazy. …

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What are the Benefits of Participating in Research?

Clinical research studies ensure that potential treatment, prevention, and detection methods are safe and effective in the human body. Volunteers participating in these studies help make these advancements possible. There are four phases of clinical research, and each stage requires either healthy individuals or those diagnosed with the condition the study specifies. While participating in …

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COVID-19

Fauci Dishes on COVID-19 Antibody Therapies

NIAID director talks to MedPage Today about a treatment approach mostly flying under the media radar by MedPage Today Staff August 31, 2020 In this “inbetweenisode” of our podcast Anamnesis, MedPage Today’s infectious disease reporter Molly Walker interviews National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, MD, specifically asking about a promising line of attack on COVID-19 that has …

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Fauci on Highly Specific, Direct Therapy for COVID-19

Fauci on ‘Highly Specific, Direct’ Therapy for COVID-19

Can monoclonal antibodies duplicate the success with Ebola in COVID-19? by Molly Walker, Associate Editor, MedPage TodayAugust 28, 2020 Monoclonal antibodies could hold promise in COVID-19 treatment and prevention if the results bear out in clinical trials for efficacy, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert told MedPage Today. “There’s a lot of activity and it’s a …

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ANTIBODY MEDICINES AND VACCINES

How Antibody Medicines and Vaccines Compare — and How Both Might Help Against COVID-19

When the human body encounters pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the body’s immune system naturally produces antibodies to recognize and kill or neutralize the dangerous invaders. The immune system typically remembers its reaction to a pathogen and can produce the same protective antibodies again in the future. This is called IMMUNOLOGICAL MEMORY. …

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REGENERON

Regeneron’s science chief on starting clinical trials for Covid-19 antibody drug

Dr. George Yancopoulos, chief scientific officer at Regeneron, joins CNBC’s Meg Tirrell and the “Squawk Box” crew to discuss the company’s start of the first clinical trials for its Covid-19 antibody drug. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday that it’s started the first clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus antibody drug. The antibody cocktail is being tested …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Myth and Misconceptions

Let’s talk about some myths and misconceptions that surround Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are the same thing To have a better understanding of the disease, we must first clarify the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s since the two terms are often mistaken. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for …

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Disrupts daily life. Memory loss. Confusion. Alzheimer’s Disease causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is important to keep in mind that Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning that it will worsen over time and that it is not a “normal” part of aging. Every individual may experience different signs or …

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